Personal websites can be used for promotion, job searches, personal branding, creative expression, or just for communication. These personal websites can often serve as a publishing platform with more freedom than social networks or corporate sites. Personal websites also allow the owner to change directions easily if their interests or purpose for the site changes […]
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When it comes to company identities and branding, elements from nature are often used in the design. In certain industries the natural element is a result of the product or service that the business offers (such as a flower in the logo of a florist). However, in many cases the element from nature is not directly related to the product or service of the company. Using nature in the logo may give a more eco friendly feel that the company wants to convey, or it may be chosen for some other reason.
When you are working on logo designs of your own, you may find it to be helpful to see how other logo designers are using nature in their work. In this post we’ll showcase 35 logos created by a variety of designers. Hopefully this collection can serve as some inspiration for your own work.
Vintage and retro style is a popular choice for web and graphic design. While we’ve showcased vintage web designs in the past, we’ve never focused on vintage style logos. Well, that vintage and retro feel can be an excellent choice for logos as well. Vintage-style badges are especially popular elements to use in logo designs. […]
Inspiration is an important part of the design process. Whether you’re designing a website, logo, or business card, creative ideas are a necessary part of the process. New-found inspiration can come from any number of different sources and each designer has his or her own preferences. In this post I’ll provide some inspiration for bar […]
Mega menus are often used on large sites that have considerable number of pages for users to navigate. Rather than just using a dropdown, the mega menu opens offering more options. While mega menus can make it easier for users to get deeper into a site with fewer clicks, the vast number of links can […]
Every website has its own unique style and relevant design properties. Unique backgrounds aren’t often found in minimalist designs, but other styles use some incredible website backgrounds with bold design techniques. I’ve cataloged a handful of these awesome backgrounds to help designers find ideas for their own background designs. Whether you’re looking for vector backgrounds […]
Portfolio websites are often excellent sources of design inspiration because every designer and agency wants to create a great impression with a quality design. The absolute best portfolio sites showcase creativity and innovation that might not common with other types of sites. While browsing through portfolio sites of other designers can provide inspiration for your […]
Whenever I’m looking for design inspiration I always end up on startup websites & startup landing pages. They are, in my opinion, the best of the best in terms of what you can see online. The performance of any given startup often correlates to the design quality of their website. This is why startup websites […]
Websites in the travel industry often place an emphasis on the design and appearance because a good-looking site will hopefully draw more interest for the destination. Many of them also use nature-inspired designs to create a more outdoorsy feel. This post looks at 25 different examples of travel website design to showcase some of the […]
We like to showcase different styles of logo design to help with ideas for your own projects, and today we’re focusing on text-only logos. It’s certainly possible to create a fantastic logo that uses typography as it’s focal point. In many cases these are the most memorable logos and they can be great for developing […]
With e-commerce websites, the usability of the website and the ease of finding the right products can make a huge difference in terms of sales and revenue. Some effective e-commerce sites use very simple designs in effort to improve usability and simplicity, but other e-commerce sites successfully use more involved designs.
In this post we’ll showcase 25 examples of well-designed e-commerce sites for your own inspiration. Here you’ll find a variety of different styles and approaches, but all of them present an attractive presence to online shoppers…
The luxurious white of winter brings to mind soothing cocoa and relaxing evenings. If you love the wintertime then you might consider restyling your computer with a winter-themed background or even a festive Christmas wallpaper. This post showcases 50 winter wallpaper designs for any desktop resolution. If you see something you like just click the […]
The logo and branding of a restaurant can have a big impact on how people view the restaurant. In an industry with a high rate of failure it’s important to make a strong impression and retain that impression even after customers have left. This post showcases 30 different examples of well-designed restaurant logos. These logos […]
Photography websites tend to be somewhat simple, allowing the photos to take center stage rather than the design of the site. Logos for photographers often take a very similar approach. In this post we’ll showcase more than 25 photography logos created by a variety of different logo designers. You’ll see lots of variety from one […]
Designers are often looking for examples of creative business cards for inspiration, whether it be for designing their own cards or client work.
In the past we’ve showcased letterpress business cards, die cut business cards, and double sided business cards. But another stylish trend can be found with embossed business cards using raised letters or icons.
This gallery includes 25 brilliant examples of embossed business cards from various industries. The embossing technique is perfect for any style and gives texture to an otherwise dull piece of paper…
We frequently showcase examples of well-designed websites in various industries, and we had a reader request a collection of community-oriented websites for inspiration. In this post we’ve gathered 25 community websites to showcase some examples of outstanding design. The sites come from a wide variety of different industries, but they all share the common focus of bringing together like-minded people in some way…
Educational institutions like schools, colleges, and universities can use an attractive and effective website in several different ways. Quality websites will attract more applications from new students, and these sites also communicate information to existing students, parents, and even donors. If you’re looking to create your own educational institution website, we recommend Shopify.
In this post we’ll feature 25 of the best educational websites from various backgrounds. Many of them are from universities and institutes of higher education, but other types of schools are represented as well. Hopefully this collection will provide some inspiration that can apply to future project work…
Shadows can be used creatively by photographers, sometimes as the primary subject of the photo and sometimes just for interesting effects. Cast shadows are the most widely-used style to draw attention to a specific subject in shadow photography.
In this post we’ll showcase examples of shadow-based photos from various photographers. You’ll find quite a variety and if you want to see any of them fullsize just click on the photo link…
The tone, lettering, style, and presentation of a business card says a lot about you and your business. While typical humdrum card designs are expected in the corporate world, unique business cards can help anyone stand out to potential clients and employers. Being more memorable will often result in a greater probability of getting a call back.
Fortunately there are all kinds of ways to create memorable & unique business cards. In this post we’ll showcase 30 examples for your own creative inspiration…
Browsing the work of other artists and designers can be a great exercise for finding inspiration for your own work. You can find inspiring examples in web design, photography, art, and all different types of graphic design. We often showcase the work of various artists and designers(see the Galleries category archive) for the purpose of providing inspiration for readers, and today we’ll put the spotlight on sketches.
We parsed through hundreds of amazing sketches and narrowed down to the best 25 designs from various artists. I’m sure you’ll find this collection to be tantalizing and inspirational…
In the past we have showcased examples of landscape photography, which includes photos of mountains, valleys, plains, lakes, coast lines, and a variety of other types of landscapes. Deserts may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of subjects for landscape photography, but even a barren desert provides opportunities for beautiful photographers.
In this post we’ll showcase 20 outstanding examples of desert photography from a variety of different photographers. Hopefully these snapshots will serve as inspiration for your own work…
Sunsets are a popular photography subject for amateurs and professionals alike. While the lighting often presents challenges, the results can be stunning. Dusk is also considered close to the “magic hour” which plays a big role in the quality of a photo taken outside.
In this post we’ll showcase 20 amazing photos of sunset photography from various photographers. To see any of the photos in a larger size, please click on the image and you’ll be led to the original source…
Although rain can make photography difficult, there are some amazing photos that have been captured in the rain. In this post we’ll showcase 25 photos that fit into this category. If you see something you like, click on the image or the credit link to be led to the source. Many of those pages will have a larger version of the image to be displayed, and you can also browse through more work by the photographer…
The logo is obviously an important part of a company’s branding. Logos can make an impact in any number of ways, and one possibility is through creativity. If you browse logo galleries for inspiration you’ll find some examples of very creative logo design. In some cases the logos may be in use be a real company. In other cases the logo concept could have been rejected by the client, or in some cases the logo could have been created by the design for a fictional company just for some extra practice or a portfolio piece.
In this post you’ll see 25 examples of logos that are clever and creative. The logos shown here have been created by various designers. If you see something you like, click on the link or image and you’ll be led to the source…
Brochures are an important marketing material for many companies. A well-designed and professional-looking brochure can go along way towards an effective marketing campaign. In this post we’ll showcase brochures from various designers. If you see something you like, click on the image and you will be led to the source. At the source, in many cases, you will see multiple images of the brochure…
For many churches the website is an invaluable communications tool. The website can be extremely useful for helping new people to find the church, which can increase the growth of the church. Also, the website can help regular attenders and church members to get information on programs and events of the church.
Despite the enormous possibilities for church websites, many of them are ineffective. With that in mind let’s take a detailed look at the subject of church websites, what makes them effective, and showcase some of the best examples.
For e-commerce websites the design and layout of the site can have a huge impact on sales because of usability, in addition to just the importance of making a good first impression with new visitors. A well-designed e-commerce site will provide the user with a much more pleasant experience and will make it easier for them to browse, search, and complete the checkout process.
In this post we’ll showcase 50 e-commerce sites that look great. You’ll notice that product photography is equally important to the look of an e-commerce website as the layout and graphic design. Sites that showcase the products effectively will be far more successful as a result. Hopefully this selection will provide you with some inspiration that can be put to good use in your own work.
Every now and then we like to publish a showcase of well-designed websites from a particular industry, and today we’re focusing on some of the best real estate websites in the industry. The showcase includes sites of real estate companies, rental properties, housing communities, office complexes, and more…
Unless you have been living under a rock, one of the biggest trends in the web design industry remains to be flat design. In case you are not familiar with the term, flat design is essentially design without the drop shadows, gradients, and textures that have been common in web design for some time. Flat design uses solid colors and often typography figures prominently into the design.
In this post we’ll showcase over 30 excellent examples of the flat web design style. Hopefully they can provide some inspiration that can be put to use in your own work…
Testimonials can be very powerful for helping to establish trust and encouraging visitors to buy, sign up, fill out a form, or take whatever action you are after. For websites and online businesses testimonials can be even more useful than traditional businesses because visitors are often skeptical or hesitant to trust someone online.
Website testimonials can be displayed in different ways, and we’ll take a look at more than 15 examples in this post. Hopefully these examples will give you some ideas that can be useful for your own projects. Here you’ll find some that use video, photos of customers, quotes from reviews, and more…
Minimalism is one of our favorite styles of web design. A well-designed website with a minimalist style may look simple, but they’re not always easy to design. This collection shows 25 excellent examples of minimalism in web design.
Whether you are looking to buy a creative t-shirt or interested in finding inspiration for your next web design project, browsing the websites of t-shirt shops can be a fun experience. T-shirts have been a popular product in the e-commerce world for the past several years, and although some shops come and go, the abundance of e-commerce sites selling t-shirts has continued.
If you’re a designer looking for inspiration, there are a number of well-designed t-shirt shop websites, and we’ll showcase 25 of them in this post. If you’re looking to start your own e-commerce site, browsing other online shops is a great way to get some ideas for your own site.
The AwesomeTees website features a beautiful, clean design and layout. The t-shirts are showcased an a white background, which really helps them to pop. The homepage uses a nice slider to showcase several different products in a stylish manner. The product pages also use a slider to show multiple photos of each t-shirt.
Web designers often browse through portfolio websites of other designers for inspiration and ideas that can be used in their own work. Photographers, like designers, have a need to display an attractive portfolio for their websites visitors, and many photographers have excellent portfolio sites. The portfolio site showcases the work to potential clients, usually provides some biographical information about the photographer, and makes it easy for people to contact the photographer.
In this post I’d like to take a look at some of the best. Here you’ll find photography sites that are well designed and also showcase amazing photos. You’ll see a few different styles and approaches. Many use a large background image or a large slider to showcase the photos at their best. Others use many smaller thumbnail images to fill the screen. A minimalist design style is also common, because it allows the photos to be the center of attention rather than the design details of the site.
Since the majority of websites use light background colors, choosing a dark background color is one way to help a web design stand out from the crowd. Dark websites with light text often have an elegant look and feel.
While dark backgrounds aren’t always an appropriate choice for text-heavy sites, certain types of sites are well suited for dark backgrounds. Websites that make heavy use of photos and images will often look great on dark backgrounds. You’ll often see portfolio sites using dark backgrounds for this reason.
In this blog post we’ll showcase 25 different websites that look great with dark backgrounds. If you’re working on a design of your own I’m sure this showcase can provide some inspiration.
One approach to creating a website that will make a strong visual impact is to use a large or full-screen background photo. Many sites that have taken this approach feature a simple of minimalist design, and the photo takes center stage.
Big background photos can be used for any type of website in just about any industry. In this post you’ll see 30 examples of website designs that feature large background photos. Finding the right photo is obviously an important part of the process, and hopefully this selection will provide provide some inspiration that you can put to use in your own work.
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